I am officially declaring that I will make Operation: Alpha Dog a success.
There. I declared it to you, the Net world, and the Universe. I’m now totally accountable and responsible for this to happen. Not just because Steve needs this. Not because we signed a document to a service dog company. But because I require this to happen. I *need* for this dog to come into Steve’s life and I *need* for this pair to happen. It sounds greedy, but it’s not. He needs this so I can participate in my life and my well being to make us a stronger, better couple. I’m declaring this whole thing is a Go.
I am officially striking the sentence “I don’t know what to do” out of my world. It was just as tough to type that is it was to exclaim it out to the Universe. I have 40 years worth of life experience that most people couldn’t even dream about to tap into and glean information from. Why is it, that that little phrase has turned what could be an amazing opportunity into a Drama Filled Crap Sack? From here on in, I’ll figure this out. I’ll just figure this whole thing out.
I’ll. Figure. This. Out.
I’m a noob at this whole fundraising/raising awareness, thing. My background didn’t include the political nuances; rather it was a just show up to the fundraiser as needed and volunteer to make something. Having been told that this is totally impossible you’re gonna fail, of course my noob mind is going to latch onto the negative, that’s the EASY thing to do! The hard thing to do is remember, being new at this makes is all a total blank page. Who says I can’t write to celebrities and inform them of our situation? Who says I can’t drop an email to our Congressional and Senatorial people and inform them of this loop hole? Who says? My Family? My Friends?
If they respect me, then they’ll back my play and they will know why.
It’s not insulting. It’s not degrading. It’s a life experience that I will make happen.
Am I sacred? Oh Hell yeah I’m scared! But I think it’s that fear of utter failure, of not succeeding that has been consistently driving me forward to find that new blank page, to find that new source of information. The more you know the more you grow, right? Or, as my Mamma used to say “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!”
A little about us….We welcome you to our digital keep! We are currently residing in Montana while Steve completes his B.S. in Earth Sciences at Montana State University. Steve served in the U.S. Army for 10 years in artillery and was stationed in Korea as well as all over the states. Keri has started up her own company, Platypus Pouches, a soft-sided case that holds various different types of electronic gadgets, cell phones, tablets, eReaders and camera equipment. Although we are no longer in Washington State, Keri is still cooking up her Sunday Night Chef's Select Suppers where if you show up, chances are you will get fed something yummy. We are looking forward to get out and go travel into Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks were Keri can snap a few photos and Steve and go lick rocks. Oh and just an FYI, we are both fiercely owned by Edelbrock T. Cat, our six year-old black cat who is the Dominar of our Keep as well as the Cans of Tuna.
All of our mutteringsAdoption application Alpha Dog Application Army Guy Platypus Pouch Auction Balance Burning Question Calculus Classes Cold Crazy Donations Dr. Kreig Dreams Duh Moment Family Friends Fundraising Goals Heeling Allies Heeling Alllies Hot Lunch Date Montana State University Mother Moving Online Auction Operation: Alpha Dog Organic Chem Platypus Pouches Pre-Calc PTSD School Seattle Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate The Bookstore at UMT The Helper Googie The Tutor trust but verify UC Spring Art Fair UMT University of Montana VA Valentine’s Day What is normal? Worrying